Upcoming Performances

Spring 2020

First Words

Claire McCahan, mezzo-soprano

Boulder, CO

Spring 2020

Erasure

Emme Hooks, mezzo-soprano

Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

June 2020

The Impresario of Oz (World Premiere)

Houston Grand Opera / HGOco

The Art of Opera high school summer program

June 2021

New fanfare commission (World Premiere)

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/Robert Spano

2020-21 season

New commission (World Premiere)

Houston Brass Quintet; ECHO Orchestra, Houston

TBD

Notturno (Book of Hours, Part 1) (World Premiere)

Geraldine Ong, piano

TBD

Notturno (Book of Hours, Part 1) (Asian Premiere)

Geraldine Ong, piano

Malaysia

 

 

 

PAST PERFORMANCES

May 4, 2019

Samuel Barber: Toccata Festiva (New arrangement for chamber orchestra)

Paul Jacobs, organ

ROCO (River Oaks Chamber Orchestra)

David Danzmayr, conductor

Houston, TX

February 23, 2019

Ethel Smyth: Overture to The Wreckers (New arrangement for chamber orchestra)

ROCO (River Oaks Chamber Orchestra)

Brett Mitchell, conductor

Houston, TX

January 5, 2019

From the Unreal (from To the Soul: Five Sacred Songs)

Megan Ihnen, mezzo-soprano

Marc A. Scorca Hall, National Opera Center

New York, NY

December 14, 2018

String Quartet No. 4: "Fantasia on Three Christmas Carols" (World Premiere)

Apollo Chamber Players

First Congregational Church

Houston, TX

December 1, 2018

Mr. Peck (from Tombstone Songs)

Laura Strickling, soprano

Marc A. Scorca Hall, National Opera Center

New York, NY

August 5, 2018

O nata lux

Choir of Christ Church Cathedral/Robert Simpson

Houston, TX

July 26, 2018

Song of the Caged Children (World Premiere)

If You Could Go Back 

Anna Diemer, soprano

Mark Buller, piano

Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church

Houston, TX

May 28, 2018 2018

Tombstone Songs (New York premiere)

Tombstone Songs, Vol. II (World Premiere)

Emily Riley, soprano

Tatiana Lokhina, piano

Fall Island Vocal Academy

Crane School of Music

Potsdam, NY

April 28, 2018

Look Back on Time With Kindly Eyes (World Premiere)

If You Could Go Back (World Premiere)

Anna Diemer, soprano

Mark Buller, piano

Houston, TX

April 18, 2018 2018

One-Star Songbook

Matthew Gifford, tenor

Texas Christian University

Ft. Worth, TX

February 2018

Tombstone Songs (World Premiere of version for orchestra)

Nursery Rhymes (World Premiere of version for orchestra)

Timothy Jones, baritone

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

Houston, TX

December 8-10, 2017

O magnum mysterium

Houston Chamber Choir/Robert Simpson

Chapel of the Villa de Matel

Houston, TX

7:30 PM

December 2, 2017

One-Star Songbook

Matthew Gifford, tenor

Pepsico Recital Hall

Texas Christian University

7 PM

September - November 2017

Overboard

HGOco Chorus (Prerecorded)

Australian National Maritime Museum

Sydney, Australia

November 11, 2017

Overboard

Houston Grand Opera

Christ Church Cathedral, Houston

2:30 PM

November 3, 2017

Motion Studies (Michigan Premiere)

Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings

September 28, 2017

"I Am a Soldier" (from Veterans Songbook)

Wes Landry, baritone; Mark Buller, piano

Private HGOco performance

September 13, 2017

Sie Rufen Uns (Mit Hellem Munde)

Ingrid Capparelli Gerling, violin;

Andreea Mut, piano

Houston Hobby Airport

September 11, 2017

Nursery Rhymes

James Rodriguez, baritone

Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX

September 9, 2017

ELEGY (World Premiere)

Patrick Schneider, Apollo Chamber Players

Benefit Concert for Harvey Victims

Midtown Arts & Theatre Center Houston

September 8, 2017

Unclose the Pale Gates of Sunrise

Excerpts from One-Star Songbook

Mark Thomas, tenor

Mark Buller, piano

Lone Star College - University Park

August 26, 2017

The Town Musicians of Bremen (excerpts)

WindSync

Chamber Music Festival of Lexington

Lexington, KY

June 3, 2017

The Songs of Ophelia

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/Robert Spano

Woodruff Center

Atlanta, GA

June 1, 2017

The Songs of Ophelia (World Premiere)

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/Robert Spano

Woodruff Center

Atlanta, GA

​​April 28, 2017

The Town Musicians of Bremen

WindSync; Kinetic: The Conductorless Ensemble

Zilka Hall, Houston, TX

April 21, 2017

Tendril (World Premiere)

Duo Scordatura

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

April 3, 2017

Motion Studies

Atlanta Chamber Players

SoundNow Festival of Contemporary Music

Atlanta, GA

April 1, 2017

At First Bloom (World Premiere)

Julia Fox, soprano

Foundation for Modern Music

Houston, TX

April 1, 2017

O magnum mysterium // Ave verum corpus

FMM Vocal Ensemble

Foundation for Modern Music

Houston, TX

March 13, 2017

Tombstone Songs

Alyssa Weathersby, soprano

New England Constervatory

Boston, MA

March 13, 2017

Nursery Rhymes

James Rodriguez, baritone; Scott Arens, piano

Coe College

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

March 1, 2017

Overboard (World Premiere)

Houston Grand Opera/HGOco chorus

Julia Ideson Library

Houston, TX

February 24,, 2017

Tombstone Songs

Julia Fox, soprano; Keith Weber, piano

House concert

Houston, TX

January 8, 2017

Motion Studies (Texas Premiere)

Voices of Change

Dallas, TX

December 2016

Nursery Rhymes (selections)

Mark Thomas, tenor

in masterclass with Jake Heggie and Ann Moss

University of Houston

Houston, TX

November 5, 2016

Motion Studies (Northeast Premiere)

Boston Musica Viva

October 2016

Tombstone Songs (selections)

Timothy Jones, baritone; members of River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX

September 16, 2017

Nursery Rhymes

James Rodriguez, baritone

New Hope Lutheran Church

Missouri City, TX

September 2017

Tombstone Songs

Julia Fox, soprano; Keith Weber, piano

Houston, TX

September 2016

Motion Studies (World Premiere)

Atlanta Chamber Players

July 1-2, 2016

Recyclable (Premiere)

3G Percussion

Gray Contemporary

Houston, TX

May 29, 2016

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Said Pressley, bass-baritone

Private concert; Houston, TX

May 7, 2016

The Trial of Alice (Premiere)

One-act opera based on Alice in Wonderland

Houston Girls Chorus

Commissioned by AFA

April 23, 2016; 7:30 PM

Erasure (Premiere)

Regressive Variations (Houston Premiere)

Patrick Schneider, baritone; Alexandra Doyle, clarinet; Laura Bleakley, piano

Choral Recital Hall

Moores School of Music 160

University of Houston

Houston, TX

April 18, 2016; 7:00 PM

The Buddha and the Wave

St. Arnold Brewery, Houston, TX

Anna Diemer, soprano

Presented by Prima Volta

April 17, 2016; 3:00 PM

Unclose the Pale Gates of Sunrise (Book of Hours, part 6)

Atlanta, GA

Caleb Houck, piano

April 16, 2016; 2:00 PM

First Words (Premiere)

Teresa Procter, mezzo-soprano; Stephanie Ng, piano

Houston Mennonite Church

Presented by Da Camera of Houston

April 15, 2016; 6:30 PM

One-Star Songbook (Premiere)

Mark Thomas, tenor

Dudley Recital Hall

University of Houston

Houston, TX

February 28, 2016

Chorale Prelude on 'LAUDA ANIMA' for organ (Premiere)

Patrick Parker, organ

Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, Dallas, TX

 

February 25, 2016

Tombstone Songs (Texas premiere)

Julia Fox, soprano; Keith Weber, piano

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, College Station, TX

 

February 7, 2016

Chorale Prelude on 'LAUDA ANIMA' for organ (Preview)

Patrick Parker, organ

Angleton, TX

 

Winter/Spring (January 25 - May) 2016

The Puffed-Up Primadonna, or La Primadonna Prepotente

World Premiere | Libretto by Charles Anthony Silvestri

Houston Grand Opera, Opera to Go! cast
Touring throughout the greater Houston area

 

January 30, 2016

Three by Silverstein

Anna Diemer, soprano; Mark Buller, piano

Midtown Arts & Theater Center, Houston (MATCH)

 

January 28, 29, & 30, 2016

The Puffed-Up Primadonna, or La Primadonna Prepotente

World Premiere | Libretto by Charles Anthony Silvestri

Houston Grand Opera, Opera to Go! cast
Heinen Theater, Houston, TX

 

January 23, 2016

Two-Part Invention (Premiere of version for violin & viola)

Duo Scordatura

Houston, TX

 

January 17, 2016

Regressive Variations (East Coast premiere)

Atlanta Chamber Players

High Museum's Hill Auditorium

Atlanta, GA

 

January 10, 2016

Tombstone Songs (Houston Preview)

Julia Fox, soprano

Houston, TX

 

December 11, 2015

O nata lux (from Five Motets)

BJU Chamber Singers; Warren Cook, director

War Memorial Chapel, Greenville, SC

 

November 30, 2015

Sonnet (My Thoughts Through Yours) (Premiere)

Ardore! Choral Ensemble; Kody Pisney, director

A.D. Bruce Religion Center, Houston, TX

 

November, 2015

Sonnet (My Thoughts Through Yours) (Preview)

Ardore! Choral Ensemble; Kody Pisney, director

Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Houston, TX

 

November 20, 2015

Tombstone Songs (Premiere)

Laura Dixon Strickling, soprano; Joy Puckett Schreier, piano

War Memorial, Baltimore

 

November 8, 2015

Veterans Songbook

Houston Grand Opera

7:30 PM, Christ Church Cathedral, Houston, TX

 

November 5, 2015

Veterans Songbook

Houston Grand Opera

Mental Health America Gala, Houston, TX

 

October 25, 2015

Regressive Variations (Premiere)

Voices of Change

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

 

October 25, 2015

Veterans Songbook

Houston Grand Opera

Wortham Center, Houston, TX

 

Spring 2015

Sie Rufen Uns (Mit Hellem Munde)

The Aster Duo

Austria, Slovakia

 

May 26, 7:00 PM

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Eric Rea, baritone

Riverside City College, Riverside, CA

 

May 16, 7:30 AM

Unclose the Pale Gates of Sunrise

Mark Buller, piano

Houston Baptist University

 

May 6-8, 10 AM

The Pastry Prince

Houston Grand Opera, Opera to Go! cast
Miller Outdoor Theatre, Houston, TX

 

May 7, 7:30 PM

Five Motets: O nata luxTenebrae factae suntAscendit Deus

San Jacinto College South College Choir/John Cornish

 

May 3, 3:30 PM

"Like a Broken Record" from Piano Trio No. 2 'Idioms'

Choral Hall, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

 

April 26, 7:00 PM

Five Motets: Ascendit Deus

The Houston Cecilia Chamber Choir/Kevin Klotz

Clear Lake United Methodist Church, Clear Lake, TX

 

April 26, 1:00 PM

Veterans Songbook

Tina Boosahda, soprano; Samuel Schultz, baritone; Keith Weber, piano

Wortham Center lobby (prior to HGO Sweeney Todd matinee)

 

April 25, 3:30 PM

'A Soldier's Arabic' from Of Shrapnel and Blood; "The Picture I Saw"

Cecilia Duarte, mezzo-sropano; Mark Buller, piano

Foundation for Modern Music; MECA, Houston, TX

 

April 24, Noon (Repeated at 1 PM)

The Pastry Prince

Houston Grand Opera, Opera to Go! cast
Joe Frank Theatre, Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, Houston

 

April 18, 12:40 PM

The Picture I Saw

Cecy Duarte, mezzo-soprano; Mark Buller, piano

Global Issues Summit; Sugar Land, TX

 

April 17, 7:30 PM

Five Motets: Ascendit Deus

The Houston Cecilia Chamber Choir/Kevin Klotz

Grace Presbyterian Church, Houston, TX

 

April 11, 2015, 10 AM


Houston Grand Opera, Opera to Go! cast
Cypress Creek F.A.C.E., Spring, TXThe Pastry Prince

 

March 28, 2015, 10 AM


Houston Grand Opera, Opera to Go! cast
Cypress Creek F.A.C.E., Spring, TXThe Pastry Prince

 

March 16, 2015, 6 PM


Houston Grand Opera, Opera to Go! cast
OKRA Charity Saloon, Houston, TXThe Pastry Prince (Excerpts)

 

March 3, 2015, 7 PM


Jeff Ragsdale, countertenor
Foundation for Modern Music: Music for Peace'Ajal' from Of Shrapnel and Blood

Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Houston, TX

 

February 26, 2015, 5:30 PM


Aaron Perdue, flute; orchestra conducted by Jerry Hou
Duncan Hall, Shepherd School of Music; Rice University, Houston, TXConcerto for flute, strings, percussion and celesta

 

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